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my mother was killed my children were in. full horror. e.u. officials had to washington. truth about america. which millions of europeans found themselves targeted by but. not to have. the country's leadership seems to be unclear on a national security agency is doing we report on. the syrian government chemical production facilities. in the. field. the water. there.
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that's miles of the u.s. military. the. top stories of today the week thanks for joining us here today. live in moscow putting a human face to america's so-called war on terror in pakistan a family of victims testified in front of congress this week having lost their grandmother in what was reported as a precision strike on militants. why the u.s. targeted their home in the first place. was the brief. this was the first time
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actual victims of u.s. drone strikes were in congress and apart from the congressman who initiated this briefing i saw only four other members of congress it's no secret the u.s. congress generally approves of growth strikes so it's very difficult to expect the sudden change of heart even though hard was what these drone victims were appealing to one of them were twenty fourth of last year a u.s. drone strike left this pakistani family devastated a nine year old girl and her thirteen year old brother nearly escaped death that day their sixty seven year old grandmother was killed while picking vegetables in the garden. i no longer love blue skies i prefer the gray skies the drones do not fly when this kinds agree and for a short period of time the mental time and fear eases between this the dreams return and so does the fear you know this family has never been abroad out of their home in north waziristan and the father of his family said he looked at the life around here. he wished his children to be able to walk the streets not afraid of
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being bombed at any moment. my mother was killed my children were injured i'm so glad that people are going to hear our story that's why we came to america i have no idea why our village in my house is talking to. the family came to washington of course hoping to get answers to why they have to live in fear every day i have no idea why my grandmother was killed when the drone hate i was outside with my grandmother everything became dark i was scared so i started to run then i noticed my hand was bleeding so i tried to clean my hand but not kept coming out but i was very scared so i just kept running. we also learned that the u.s. government did not grant to the lawyer of this family prominent practice any warrior who has sued the cia in the past on behalf of the victims of drone strikes in pakistan four hundred fifty thousand population of. actually living in a concentration camp they're being picked on this is off what kind of. if someone
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has long before someone is driving. miss you he said this is how the being targeted and at the same time do not really in a position to leave the area the purpose of this briefing was to put a human face to drone strikes there's a short chance that in congress the tragedy of this family will fall on deaf ears but there is hope that the public will take notice in washington i'm going to check out. my mama bibi was among the up to nine hundred civilian fatalities estimated by rights groups since the drone strikes began in pakistan in two thousand and four and i missed the international report published just last week said that these unlawful killings could amount to war crimes something activist brian baca tends to agree with. if nothing shocks the conscience of the congress like this nothing ever will we see that this is a criminal action by the u.s.
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government those drone pilots who carried out the direct violent death of this sixty seven year old grandmother they should be arrested and so should their superiors it's not acceptable for a lawless program like the drone attacks that targeted killings of people all over the world by the united states government unilaterally deciding who lives and who dies it's not acceptable to have a series of endless partial apologies or compensations for the people they call collateral damage the program is inherently criminal it's outside the laws of the international community it's outside the un charter the united states' government is the only government in the world that dares to irrigate to itself the right to carry out targeted assassinations of whoever it decides should be killed. it's good to have you with us here in r t today still to come in this program striking down the peace process u.s. drone attack kills a top taliban leader who was poised to hold key talks with the pakistani government
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. from cruising through cyberspace to banged up in prison what can the government of the u.k.'s cyber security service looks to be fit about up its muscles i should say against those they used to fight against you can find out now of british hackers of warmth towards the job offers just ahead for you here on the program. a group of angry e.u. officials has been spending this week in washington d.c. seeking the truth about america's global surveillance operations europe has stressed repeatedly that spying is not what friends and allies do and such activities will not be tolerated in germany even sent its own delegation to the white house to investigate the revelations the u.s. tapped chancellor merkel's personal mobile phone amounting questions and criticism have pushed president obama to launch a review of the country's intelligence intelligence operations and it seems that europeans want all the only ones kept in the dark over the n.s.a.'s practices. for
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example the secretary of state john kerry he claimed that both he and president obama were not aware of some of the things the n.s.a. did saying the agency runs certain operations on autopilot since they have the technology and ability to do so contrast this with a statement by the n.s.a. chief keith alexander he said his agency is told to spy on by policymakers alexander pointing out the u.s. ambassadors were also among those ordering the snooping or a macguffin who worked as a cia officer under seven different u.s. administrations he says if president obama really didn't know what the n.s.a. was doing it raises many important questions i think in many ways it's worse for obama not to have known who's who's running the show it where does the buck stop so equally bad is that he knew or he didn't know this feeling and this real vendetta between the n.s.a. chiefs who were shown to be very fast and loose with the truth. alexander for one
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and then clapper who. was the head of the intelligence apparatus who is it made it to lying to the congress felony that they are to sort of try to defend themselves by telling everyone they told the president every i don't know whom to believe because both sides have been very sparing with the truth and in its search for the truth about america's spying germany's reached out to the person behind the global scandal of course that of edward snowden a green party m.p. has met with the fugitive who supply we're here in moscow to discuss his assistance in a potential investigation into the n.s.a.'s operations he says the words of the u.s. now can no longer be trusted. actually. i think it's important to work together with mr snowden rather than putting him in prison we'd like more clarity on these allegations and we want to make sure something like this doesn't happen again snowden worked for many years for the cia
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and n.s.a. so i'm sure he can tell us everything we need to know about the leaked documents because as we've seen the n.s.a. has been very scarce with providing information i also think that the organization including n.s.a. chief keith alexander aren't always been true for what they once claimed they'll never break german laws on their surveillance operations but tapping the chancellor's phone is not legal that's why i have trouble trusting u.s. intelligence officials. and a lawyer who's been helping edward snowden in his attempts to avoid u.s. prosecution explain explain why his client will still have difficulties trying to aid the german officials that despite his willingness to help. snowden can't leave russia because he's got refugee status here and if he travels to a different country he uses the word germany has any questions for mr snowden but this
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could be resolved through treaties exist between germany and russia and edward wouldn't have to travel there to testify to the level of danger still high. government almost on a daily basis edward is still on the wanted list but we've done everything possible to ensure the security and wondered as far as surveillance and wiretapping goes i wouldn't comment on that because those who have been following the situation around snowden know what u.s. intelligence is capable of with all he can always a lot of what a dot com for the latest update the videos are expert analysis on the n.s.a. scandal. that the chemical disarmament of syria reached its first milestone this week as the water one country successfully dismantled most of its active toxic production facilities two sides could not be reached by inspectors due to heavy fighting ongoing in those areas syria has now or two weeks to agree with the world's chemical weapons watchdog on a roadmap to destroying all of its remaining toxic agents. reports from damascus
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dangerous and dirty that's how the nobel prize committee described the work of chemical weapons inspectors inside syria not to mention the brutally tight deadline october twenty five damascus provides a detailed plan of its chemical weapons stockpiles done october twenty seven foreign inspectors visited all declared sites missed. syria finishes destroying all equipment used in the production and mixing of poison gas and nerve agents done we eliminate. whatever we can but you know this is a very complicated the process complications filled by so called security concerns and that's the reason why one deadline already has been missed one of the biggest problems the train faces is how to access sites in rebel controlled areas so far the rebels have been unwilling to cooperate or inspectors have managed to visit
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twenty one of twenty three sites and although they haven't furby blame the rebels damascus insists it's doing its share until now. those. sites being visited are under government control and we hope those who are controlling the. groups kill them to implement what they are expected to implement it's the most difficult mission if undertaken by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons destroying a country's chemical weapon stockpiles in the midst of a civil war two women are syria actually stop producing chemical weapons in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight as a possessed alternatives that can be a strategic substitution and are not in conflict with international law but none of this answers the reason why foreign inspectors are in damascus in the first place a chemical attack on august twenty first in which hundreds of people were killed off two rockets with sarin gas fired at damascus as suburbs those responsible hostility large the next deadline in the destruction of syria's chemical weapons
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program is the middle of next year by then damascus must have destroyed or removed its entire stockpile and ambitious timeline in very difficult circumstances policy r t damascus. more than a dozen detainees continue their hunger strike a prison in protest over being held indefinitely without charge and most of them are still being force fed in a manner described by human rights groups as nothing but torture but the u.s. military though continues to defend the controversial practice as artie's and now reports from inside a notorious prison. every morning at eight am the u.s. national anthem erupts across the beast that holds america's most scandalous prison no one likes to be spit on no one wants to have their own on torture hunger strikes and suicides have marred this place since two thousand and two and they're human beings after all they're there's no reason to expect that they enjoy being here you
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know we pretend otherwise prisoners held indefinitely in the name of the never ending war on terror whether they're innocent or guilty is not our job right here to t.f. you know we have the court system to time and that in just over a decade a total of seven hundred seventy nine prisoners the majority released without charges today one hundred sixty four remain over half of them cleared for release but still kept locked up. on the other side of the barbed wire. life is a blast. furnace and water and it's nice there's nothing really bad about here just like any common american town now is awfully scared to come here but i mean it's absolutely beautiful place and you get around other stuff getting around the other stuff is not hard a lot of what goes on here is kept under a thick veil of denial and secrecy camp delta house as a hospital and library and this is also the place where patients are force fed and
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even though the hunger strike is largely and officially said to be over we know that at least fifteen people are continually being force fed here today a tube is passed down through a person's nostril and pushed all the way down to their stomach before it's passed down the nose we lubricate it and we give the patient a choice do they want to have the key which is the agent who will numb the area or if they want olive oil to lubricate the tube. most of our patients have been using all of the will. in fact some of our patients are so used to this they will. described which nostril they want this while major world medical bodies are in agreement that force feeding is not ethical and should not be practiced the force feeding them i've got my clients of experience to guantanamo they've certainly described the storage or the restraint chair that they're strapped into they actually call the torture chair an arabic force feeding
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takes up to forty five minutes and is performed twice a day the patients that had the civilian world have said it feel strange i've never heard insisting on. i have not heard that good move fishes are beyond nonchalant about the highly criticized practice you might feel differently from the way i might feel uncomfortable has been the most of it i have heard but they don't even believe in what they're saying anymore because they know it sounds stupid i volunteer that the procedure be demonstrated on me request and the prisoners who've not met one another and speak different languages keep saying the same thing that we were tortured used. tied. to the chair legs to the ground they. struck across and they forced in a tube into our noses never in thirteen years have detainees been allowed to speak directly to a journalist while remaining at get most only leaking statements through lawyers they would love nothing more than to sit down with journalists and just tell them you know about their daily lives but communicating seems to only occur here if
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someone was it a point where maybe they had been verbalizing a lot of hopelessness we were immediately intervening and trying to assist that person to make sure that there wasn't any thoughts of maybe wanting to harm themselves or in their lives with charts like these often used to pinpoint patients despair you asked them how do you feel right now and they'll be able to point to it we have not had a patient in this area. thank heavens meanwhile six suicides and dozens of suicide attempts have taken place at the detention facility we haven't seen any autopsies the u.s. government hasn't released any formal reports or findings we're now inside two active camps at guantanamo camp five single cells where the so-called less compliant detainees are held camp number six is one filled with communal cells when officials deem the detainees behave better there will be rewarded by being allowed
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to live in groups while detainees are kept away from us what we witness are clean empty prison cells with cozy pajamas colgate toothpaste and maximum security shampoos paraded in front of journalists as proof everything is so much better here than any silly horror stories we all have heard and. cuba one detainee that. recently told his lawyer that he suffered a bad injury while in u.s. custody we spoke with his attorney james connell he says the inmates are deprived of their rights and silenced behind bars. immediately upon being transferred to guantanamo bay mr absolutely went to the medical staff and complained that he had suffered a head injury while in cia custody. nothing was done to follow up on that there is no investigation into someplace else told military commissions there's no investigation into the possibility of a federal civilian court there are still
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a significant number of people who are on hunger strike of guantanamo bay who are being force fed and sometimes hospitalized the most important question is the silencing of the defendants that they can't tell anyone whether that's the un special rapporteur on torture or members of congress and their staff who are investigating the issue they can't tell anyone about what happened to them in cia custody that's what we're challenging because if we can break the silence on that question there could be real movement on guantanamo bay are just a few minutes away here on r.t. that of failed expectations. it's like i mean you know if you can we think that the . only good we may get to here with our correspondent meets the desperate immigrants some of whom now feel they should never have left their home countries in the first place. or at twenty minutes past the hour moscow time this is their weekly see now britain's come forward with a promise of redemption for convicted hackers the country's cyber defense units
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looking for reinforcements from the ranks of its former enemies or smith reports. the life and times of. britain from cruising three so i have a space to banged up in prison so what can for the government's details of the u.k.'s proposed defense school. officials admit that considering hiring convicts it's just the given the implication is that in black and white that it's ok for governments to hot people but if people had governments it's a cry most of. it's convinced if he paid the price and is now studying computer science soon he'll be looking for a job but he will be looking to the government think it's it's quite. a few people but still a. state sponsored religion be trained you can feel it's security for everyone
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trying to help governments to reach a breach of the fulfilment presumably based on intelligence from m i six and the plan is to get the c.h.p. the communications agency to help train up the. volume of the revelations that you know. it doesn't exactly have the best reputation at the moment but maybe the woods national security have become time to bow to swearing given all the. stories of the last year it's quite difficult to buy into the just issue of national security especially when national security seems to be basic civil liberties experts say even the name. just. capabilities to.
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any foreign power perceived as the threats if the future of walls is in. still working just taking a government salary for it or live from moscow it's r.t. a single u.s. drone strike has destabilized the entire peace process in pakistan it's killed the leader of the country's taliban group who had been prepared to negotiate security forces on a high alert across the country over fears of a militant reprisal one local expert told us that god see that the pakistani people will simply end up paying the price for the us attack. the prime minister of pakistan was in washington d.c. only a week back and he had spoken to president obama taken him into confidence regarding the dialogue process and it also made a request for the drone attacks to stop because we've. made it a precondition the drone attacks must come to an end before they come to the dialogue be able but instead of the drone attacks being stop big continued so
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anybody who is going to suffer it is going to be the people of pakistan not the us the united states does not have the right to be judge jury and executor all rolled into one without any of thought it or let's start with the french government for the. proposed tax it's become something though of a ticking time bomb thousands hitting the streets calling for its immediate scrapping i. was in the french region of brittany where violence erupted between protesters and security forces over this new measure tear gas and water cannons used to break up the crowds that fought back with rocks and bottles the eco tanks imposes levies on trucks weighing more than three and a half tons has been suspended amid mounting anger it would only drive companies out of business. and the man suspected of carrying out a gun attack at los angeles international airport has been charged with murder prosecutors say the death penalty could be sought for. stormed the terminal on
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friday killing a security guard and wounding several others meanwhile the airport is back to normal operations now after the chaos which saw more than a thousand flights delayed or canceled. in northern yemen four days of conflict between rival muslim clans have killed fifty five that's according to a spokesman of one of the groups in the week shiite rebels attacked the town of march which is held by one of their rivals for the country's army said a ceasefire came into effect on friday yet the bloodshed continued aside from domestic problems yemen struggles to contain one of the most dangerous branches which had recently tried to bomb international airlines. now in the wake of the biting recession many a tally ins are complaining about the way they're being forced to live by the austerity driven government but that's nothing compared to the misery immigrants in the country find themselves. going off now reports on the fate of those who end up
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in the swallowed conditions no better than the ones they left behind. some call it a city within a city others a refugee ghetto it's like we're still in africa refugees from four african countries over twelve hundred people crammed inside a former university building in a room now known as palace meeting. here but. we weren't allowed to film inside the rooms but a doctor treating the refugees agreed to describe the conditions they lived in. their thirty five tabs and thirty five showers and eighty percent of them need to be repaired the beds are all seen in very bad condition actually lot of people sleep in cardboard thousands of refugees have been flocking to italy mainly across the mediterranean in search of a better life but the country's only economic problems including the worst recession since the second world war provide very little opportunity at the same
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time. obliges all refugees to stay in the country where they receive asylum those who manage to avoid registration go further north as eagles but those who don't won't cause shelters are running out of space for all the newcomers without a job or even a place to sleep where do you go for the majority is the train stations the meeting point for possible work or some cash during the day and makeshift shelter at night which is. sometimes immigrants from different countries fight each other like the albanians and those from bangladesh for example don't want this area they may get out there there are a lot of them here various nationalities at first they came from some. now also from eastern one the whole region is full of immigrants. or it is in gadget a very strong activity but leave well also you must
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be. solved this problem the e.u. has pledged to give an additional thirty million euros for italy to build more shelters for the refugees but it's on lake release will help create new jobs or ease the fall of immigrants altogether. r t. v dot com right now you wouldn't want to mess with these guys the flagship of russia's pacific fleet and the country's most advanced nuclear power destroyer the now in the waters of the mediterranean you can have a line of what's behind. us hundreds of tons of a vitamin treat in the making of the invasion section of our website takes you want a visual to a plantation where you can just dive headfirst into a sea of cranberry. for the mean time in the program it has already been all the way to the north pole and in just a few days it will be sent into orbit yes we are really talking about the olympic flame continues to snake its way towards the venue city of sochi ahead of
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february's winter games it's passing through the towns and cities of the world's biggest country the torch is currently touring russia's northern regions i would like to wrap up this news bulletin with some of the pictures of this week's highlights of the record breaking journey do enjoy it and don't forget you can always enjoy. dot com where you can follow the claim. by nearly half past nine sunday morning thanks for joining us for the weekly here on r.t. just a moment and you can find out how europe's booming fishing market's been starving millions of africans that's just ahead.
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